Domain theft occurs every day. Your domain name trademark is at risk. Domain name law under the ACPA and UDRP were enacted to resolve domain disputes. An experienced domain name attorney can help you understand your options if your partner, employee, web developer or cyber-squatter engages in domain name theft, domain name fraud or cybersquatting.
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Domain name theft is real. A web developer, web host, employee, partner, IT professional or third party who gains access to your domain registrant account can transfer your valuable domain name away from your control or shut down your website. Domain theft is real and it happens every day. ind out from a domain protection lawyer how to protect yourself.
Yes, personal or proper names are protected from cybersquatting under the ACPA, and anyone who “registers a domain name that consists of the name of another living person, or a name substantially and confusingly similar thereto, without that person’s consent, with the specific intent to profit from such name by selling the domain name for financial gain to that person or any third party, shall be liable in a civil action by such person”. An experienced cybersquatting lawyer can help you understand if your personal name is protected.
This form of cybersquatting is referred to as “typosquatting.” Cybersquatting trademark typos relies on the internet user making a typographical error when typing a know or trademark protected web address into the URL bar of the browser. Our cybersquatting lawyers represent clients just like you on cybersquatting issues just like these.
No – the only remedy under the UDRP is the transfer of the domain name. In some cases, the UDRP is a good option for a trademark holder. Sometimes, filing a lawsuit against the cybersquatter under the ACPA is warranted. A trademark and cybersquatting attorney can help you select a plan of attack which fits within your goals and attorney fee budget.
Yes – the maximum amount awarded for cybersquatting damages under the ACPA is $100,000.00. But attorneys fees are sometimes awarded as well. A cybersquatting lawyer can help you understand the potential risks and rewards of pursuing a domain name through threat letter, UDRP arbitration or ACPA lawsuit.
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